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Lady Whalers Softball Drops Two Straight

Posted on 08 April 2015

It was a week of growing pains for the young Pierson-Bridgehampton softball team, which lost a pair of home games to Center Moriches and Babylon to begin what is sure to be a challenging stretch through the League VI season.

Rebuilt Whalers Baseball Team Starts Strong

Posted on 08 April 2015

The Pierson baseball team has big shoes to fill this season, having lost a stable of talented players from the last two regional championship teams, many of whom are now playing at the collegiate level.

This year’s team, led by a small group of seniors and some talented underclassmen, got off to a good start by taking two-out-of-three games from Smithtown Christian to start the League IX season before crushing visiting Stony Brook 13-2 at home on Tuesday.

East Hampton Will Hold Off on Weekend Helicopter Ban

Posted on 07 April 2015

The East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday, April 7, agreed to hold off on a plan to impose a seasonal weekend ban on all helicopter traffic at East Hampton Airport in large part because of concerns it would simply push the traffic to neighboring communities.

Strong Start for Lady Whalers Softball

Posted on 01 April 2015

There was no doubt coming into the season that Sam Duchemin would lead the Pierson-Bridgehampton softball team, and in the season opener last week she made her presence felt immediately.

The Lady Whalers’ senior ace and top power hitter had 10 strikeouts and three RBIs, including a first-inning triple to score sophomore Isabel Peters, during a 5-1 win at Southold on March 25. Peters, who is playing second base and is the team’s leadoff hitter, also knocked in a run for Pierson, as did centerfielder Lottie Evans.

Collegiate Whalers To Feature Local Talent

Posted on 01 April 2015

With the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League set to begin its eighth season in June, attention has turned to the players who will flock to the East End this summer to join the league’s seven local teams.

In a rarity, the Sag Harbor Whalers will feature three former Pierson High School stars in Aaron Schiavoni, Colman Vila and Nick Kruel, high school standouts who are now at varying levels of their college careers.

Whalers Split Opening Games Against Rival

Posted on 01 April 2015

The Pierson-Bridgehampton baseball team split its opening two games of the season with League VIII rival Smithtown Christian. The Whalers scored six runs in the first two innings of the opener on Monday, March 30, played at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank because of poor field conditions at Smithtown Christian, and went on to a 13-6 victory. Sophomore James Sherry picked up the win after going five innings with seven strikeouts.

Sidelines: Sustained Excellence

Posted on 24 March 2015

Teams competing at the Class D level in New York State come from schools in which the total enrollment can be no more than 169 students. Bridgehampton High School, which over the weekend won its ninth state championship in boys basketball, has a total enrollment of 41 students, only 20 of whom are boys.

BEE-lieve It! Bridgies Are State Champs Once Again

Posted on 21 March 2015

In an arena where words like glory and history are tossed around like popcorn, a new generation of Killer Bees built on one of the greatest traditions around with a 62-49 victory over New York Mills in the New York State Class D Championship, earning the program’s ninth state title in the process.

Bridgehampton Wins To Advance to State Final

Posted on 20 March 2015

There is inherent pressure for teams playing in a state semifinal, and then there’s the pressure defense the Bridgehampton boys basketball team brought to the equation Friday afternoon in Glens Falls. The pressure combined led to a cauldron for previously unbeaten Moriah out of Port Henry and an opportunity for the Killer Bees to play for their ninth New York State Class D title on Saturday.

Scouting Report: Killer Bees Headed for State Final Four

Posted on 18 March 2015

Take a quick look at the four teams in this weekend’s New York State Class D Final Four, including the Bridgehampton Killer Bees.